Under Canvas

 

Under Canvas, a glamping company  https://www.undercanvas.com/  will be submitting an application for a Conditional Use Permit from Klickitat County to build a campsite north of Husum.  The tentative date for submission of the application is late June 2020. The number of camping sites could be up to 90.  Access would be from Oak Ridge Road.

The parcel is 120 acres, currently owned by Weyerhaeuser Company.   Find a map here http://imap.klickitatcounty.org/#15/45.8415/-121.4805/565c22ecdf827df6af49a  property The parcel is located in T4, R10, Sec 12; T4, R11, sec7.  Under Canvas would use the lower half of parcel 04101200002100.

The parcel has river frontage on both sides of the river, and over 20 acres of it is in the management boundary for the Wild & Scenic segment of the river.  SDS owns land adjacent on both north and south along the river.

Representatives from the company attended the April meeting of the Husum/BZ Community Council and the April Friends of the White Salmon board meeting, both via internet.

FWSR voted at our May 2020 board meeting to send a letter to Under Canvas and to Weyerhaeuser Company stating that we do not support the project.  We have done so. Read our letter here:  FWSR.Ltr.UnderCanvasMay2020

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Friends of the White Salmon River
Friends of the White Salmon River
The preliminary environmental determination for Under Canvas has been withdrawn. The future is unclear, but this is not unexpected and certainly does not mean that the proposal has been withdrawn. Stay tuned.

https://friendsofthewhitesalmon.org/under-canvas-updates-and-alerts/
Friends of the White Salmon River
Friends of the White Salmon River
"Old growth" has no scientific definition, but old trees are important. The Spring Creek parcel has 60 - 70 year old trees. They are important.
https://columbiainsight.org/the-secret-power-of-old-growth/
Friends of the White Salmon River
Friends of the White Salmon River
You go, folks. This is important. Love the energy.
Friends of the White Salmon River
Columbia Gorge River Community
*PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT* If you are a kayaker who enjoys paddling in the Columbia River Gorge you should be aware of what's happening with this new land sale from SDS. This has the potential to seriously impact river access along both the White Salmon and Little White Salmon rivers. Details as follows:

As some of you may know, the local timber company SDS has decided to sell off their land. This is 120 thousand acres, and it encompasses a huge percentage of the local rivers in this area. This includes access to the Green Truss section of the White Salmon, The Little White Salmon put in, Spirit Falls, Big Brother Falls, and many other iconic locations including trails for biking and running. First off we’d like to acknowledge that SDS has done a good job of allowing access to kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts over the years. This message is simply meant to inform the outdoor community as to what’s happening with this purchase, so we can hopefully continue to secure a good relationship with whomever becomes the next steward of the land. At a base level, we want to protect our access to these rivers and trail systems, as they are vital part of our local community. In addition, we want to ensure that these eco systems continue to get the protection they deserve. These are also rivers that indigenous communities depend heavily on. As a river community, it is important that we unite our voices and make them heard.
Here’s what we’re asking from you. First and foremost, we want people in this area involved in the conversation. We’ll be hosting a public float next weekend on Saturday the 24th of October, starting at Husum falls at 3:00 PM and floating down to Northwestern Lake. We ask that people please wear a mask to this event at both the put in and the takeout. We will do a big group photo at Northwestern Lake at 4:00 PM so that we can show SDS that we are a sizable community who cares deeply about these sections of river. Followed by this photo op we’ll inform everyone on how they can write a letter and help us make sure that we continue to have access to these rivers.
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